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FDEF House for Sustainable Governance and Markets



The FDEF House for Sustainable Governance and Markets (HSGM) is a virtual platform that combines the joint sustainability expertise of our three departments, four disciplines, 200 researchers and 18 nations active in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance.

The HSGM bundles sustainability research with a special view to sustainable governance and markets – ranging from the institutional, legal and economic ordering over the impact analysis of a changing environment to social effects.

Sustainability, as understood by the researchers supporting the Hub, relates to the United Nation’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals – the United Nation’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future. The UNSDGs address the global challenges, including those related to climate change, poverty, gender, inequality, exclusion, environmental degradation, migration, peace and justice.


Upcoming Events

Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Seminar Series



Sustainability Lunchtime Seminar Series:
Where Environmental Law Meets Economic Law

(please click here for details)

25 January 2022

Can investor-state arbitration challenge the EU’s climate policy?
Prof. Nicolas De Sadeleer, Université de Saint Louis - Bruxelles, Chaire Jean Monnet, Right to a Clean Environment


17 February 2022

International economic law and non-economic values: a critical approach
Prof. Edoardo Stoppioni, Université de Strasbourg


29 March 2022

Corporate sustainability (title to be defined)
Prof. Beate Kristine Sjåfjell, University of Oslo


25 April 2022

Sustainability and competition law
Prof. Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk, Judge, General Court of the European Union


17 May 2022

The precautionary principle under EU law: a bridge over economic and environmental law
Dr. Avv. Alessandra Donati, University of Luxembourg


1 June 2022

Environmental law and just transition under the EU Green Deal
Prof. Alexandra Harrington, University of Lancaster


July 2022 (date to be defined)

Product obsolescence (title to be defined)
Prof. Maître Denis Philippe, UCLouvain, Philippe&Partners


September 2022 (date to be defined)

Deforestation (title to be defined)
Prof. Joanne Scott, European University Institute


October 2022 (date to be defined)

Business and corporate sustainability (title to be defined)
Maître Dino Serafini, Sustainability Officer AIJA, ESG corporate Lawyer Arendt


November 2022 (date to be defined)

Sustainability and Financial Law (title to be defined)
Prof. Dirke Zetzsche, University of Luxembourg


Economic risks and climate change
Prof. Marta Torre Schaub, Directeur de recherche, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne


1 December 2022

5G Regulation (title to be defined)
Dr. David Gee, Former Senior Science Adviser European Environmental Agency, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Pollution Research and Policy, Brunel University, London


Past Events


Online conference - Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Seminar Series


Session 3: Do we need a social taxonomy?

29 November 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

recording available


Session 2: Myth and Reality: Returns of Sustainable Investment Strategies

01 July 2021, 12:30 - 14:00


Session 1: An update on the latest academic research on Sustainable Finance

22 April 2021, 12:00 - 14:00


HSGM-LSFI_seminar#1_Proportionality and Financial Inclusion_K.ALEXANDER

HSGM-LSFI_seminar#1_The Role of the Law_A.PACCES

HSGM-LSFI_seminar#1_Securitizing-Tokenizing Green Cash-Flows_Anker-Sørensen

HSGM-LSFI_seminar#1_SociallySustainableInvestment_Zetzsche, Bodellini, Consiglio